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How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

Prodrome: Some patients experience a tingling sensation prior to the blister eruption. This is due to the stimulation of the neurons by the emerging virus. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

No.: Pregnancy cannot, per se, cause herpes; but if the man who impregnated you has genital herpes, he could have infected you at the same time he got you pregnant. The first step is to get tested, and make sure you actually have herpes before trying to figure out what (or who) caused it. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present. Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s. Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak.Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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What is the effect of a herpes outbreak on the uterus during pregnancy?

What is the effect of a herpes outbreak on the uterus during pregnancy?

Potentially Serious: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) infection is one of the most common viral sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. A pregnant female who has genital herpes during pregnancy must seek an immediate medical attention, as this infection may be potentially fatal to the fetus. Therefore, please inform your physician of this immediately. ...Read more

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Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause outbreaks in the peri-anal area resulting in lesions, and possible itching, . And especially if anal intercourse is performed. ...Read more

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Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Yes: Yes. However, its is very often the other way around. You get a cold, it lowers your immune system and then you get a cold sore. ...Read more

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Will herpes outbreak cause flushinh and can it cause your skin to peel?

Will herpes outbreak cause flushinh and can it cause your skin to peel?

Starts with blisters: It can cause some redness but typically starts out as very tender and burning, tiny little water bubbles/blisters or technically vesicles. They get tender and then can take 7-14 days to heal if left untreated. ...Read more

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Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Yes as any kind of : Trauma can lead to an outbreak. But it is not a guarantee. Waxing is more traumatic than shaving. Even just stress can cause an outbreak. I recommend having prescription valacyclovir available if any burning itching or pain starts, and you can take a pill to prevent the outbreak or at least shorten the course. ...Read more

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What causes a herpes outbreak at 39 weeks pregnant?

What causes a herpes outbreak at 39 weeks pregnant?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present. Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s. Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak.Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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Does a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

Does a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

Probably: Herpes and acne both cause and can be triggered by stress, so the could be related. There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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I am reading that shaving can cause a genital herpes outbreak... I was wondering if it would be better to use an electronic razor?

I am reading that shaving can cause a genital herpes outbreak... I was wondering if it would be better to use an electronic razor?

Do not shave: The current craze about shaving parts notwithstanding, it is a bad practice and more likely to cause infection in the area. Leave it alone and wash the area well when you shower.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have mdd and generalized anxiety disorder. What chemically causes these problems and can it cause a genital herpes outbreak?

I have mdd and generalized anxiety disorder. What chemically causes these problems and can it cause a genital herpes outbreak?

Uncertain: Although monoamines (seritonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) have been theoretically implicated there is no proof of their direct role. Genetic predispositions, life experiences and other factors all seem to be important, but no unifying cause has yet been determined. The role of anxiety in outbreaks of herpes simplex eruptions (oral, genital, etc.) is also unclear although may be one factor. ...Read more

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My doctor said that I had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress he says everyone carries the virus, and i shouldn't worry about it?

My doctor said that I had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress he says everyone carries the virus, and i shouldn't worry about it?

Herpes HZV1: Stress may be physical too. Dehydration is classic. Lack of enough rest is another. Poor eating habits contribute too. Excessive sun & wind exposure. YES most of us carry this virus. But avoid the things that can cause it to blossom out. Go to www.health911.com
for further reading. My Best BD ...Read more

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What can heal a herpes outbreak?

What can heal a herpes outbreak?

Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help. ...Read more

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Can shaving trigger a herpes outbreak?

Can shaving trigger a herpes outbreak?

Possible, not likely: Stress, mental or physical is associated with herpetic outbreaks. While shaving could potentially trigger herpes, it is not terribly likely. ...Read more

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Odds of never having a herpes outbreak?

Odds of never having a herpes outbreak?

Not good: Most humans are infected with herpes simplex virus at some time in early life, and once infected the virus never leaves you. There are many people who have no or mild outbreaks, but the odds of never ever having This is low. ...Read more

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How to determine when you are having herpes outbreak?

How to determine when you are having herpes outbreak?

Painful lesions that: Hurt and the way to prove it is to get a herpes culture that will be + for type 1 or type 2. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of getting a herpes outbreak?

So what are the symptoms of getting a herpes outbreak?

Pain, sores: There is usually tingling, burning or itching with soreness followed by blister like lesions that become very painful open sores. Sometimes you may only have vaginal discharge without lesions on the outside. In severe outbreaks there can be difficulty urinating, fever, joint pain and general body aches. If you think you are having symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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First herpes outbreak only lasting one day. Why is this?

Check your premises: This is not usual, but perhaps you are fortunate. Most likely you do not have herpes, but possibly something else. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

Rx and OTC: You may have to take a prescription antiviral medication if you experience regular outbreaks. While we aren't exactly sure why outbreaks can be more frequent, we think that avoiding certain triggers like excessive alcohol, fatigue, sun exposure, and stress might help. Two otc supplements that might help lower outbreaks (but not transmission) are l-lysine and lauricidin. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent herpes outbreak?

What to do to prevent herpes outbreak?

Your doctor can: Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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C a you have a herpes outbreak after a colonoscopy?

C a you have a herpes outbreak after a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy risks: Although there are risks of a colonoscopy, transmission of herpes is not one of them.
Herpes outbreaks can be provoked by many factors, however, and the stress of preparing for and getting a colonoscopy could provoke an outbreak. ...Read more

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What should I do about itchiness but not herpes outbreak?

What should I do about itchiness but not herpes outbreak?

See dermatologist: You should have the area examined to be sure there is nothing else occuring at the site. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Yes: Herpes can infect virtually anywhere on the surface of the body. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more